hotels with balcony in Stillwater, MN

1. Drury Plaza Hotel St. Paul Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In the Downtown at the intersection of I-35E and I-95, this relaxed all-suite hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Minnesota Children’s Museum and a mile from the Xcel Energy Center.The laid-back suites feature separate living rooms and sofabeds, as well as flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, minifridges and microwaves.There are nightly receptions with snacks and drinks. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center, plus a simple restaurant and a lobby bar. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 12 min walk to Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • 9 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the simple restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the lobby bar

Feedback From Real Customers


I was really pleasantly surprised at how fantastic our stay was given the price was cheaper than the competition I expected, given reviews, that it would be good, but it was great! Excellent staff at the desk, who even offered to help find a discount given why we were in townThe food staff, who were kind and helpful, and created quality way above hotel normal food

Really, way better than your average hotel food–and free! Lobby and rooms were clean, well appointed, and comfortable I watched multiple times how staff took pride in their work; I watched a staff member pass just a tiny paper on the floor He stopped and picked it up They all appeared happy, too I highly recommend!

John Sandfer

My family and I stayed two nights last week (Thurs/Fri) and could not be more pleased with this Hotel Property was well kept, rooms were clean and spacious, pool was small but nice for the kids FREE Breakfast was excellent with lots of offerings hot and cold

Nightly reception with hot buffet and drinks for FREE was amazing! Staff were very friendly and helpful as was the bar and grill staff located inside the hotel At the price per night it was an awesome deal considering all the freebies they provide We originally were going to stay just one night for a concert in town but loved it so much we opted for a second Would highly recommend this property if staying in the downtown area, we will be returning again soon just for fun

Amanda Heyda

Stayed for almost 3 weeks while my loved one was in Regions Hospital The staff were amazing They were so friendly, helpful, and understanding with all the stress I was under

The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, hot breakfast and supper daily and free adult drinks at supper Which really took alot of stress off me Plus they have guest laundry room so I could wash clothes! Wish I would have made it too the pool They also have 4 elevators centrally located so there was little wait

2. The Covington Inn (1-star hotel)

  • Address: 100 Harriet Island Rd, St Paul, MN 55107
  • Phone: (651) 292-1411
  • Ratings: 4.7 (76 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Covington Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Restored towboat on the Mississippi River housing a quirky B&B with cozy suites & free breakfast.

About this hotel

Housed in a restored 1946 towboat, this quirky, floating bed-and-breakfast is moored on the Mississippi River, 1.5 miles from downtown St. Paul.The 4 cozy suites are individually decorated with leather armchairs, oriental rugs and nautical antiques. All have private bathrooms, fireplaces and air-conditioning.Amenities include free hot breakfast, a sitting area, and a panoramic rooftop deck.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “boats” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned “a deck” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Susan Albrecht

So relaxing…we celebrated our 13th anniversary and stayed in the Pilots suite, complete with a separate living room and private deck This was a welcome respite from the business of everyday life The decor is homey and comfortable

Liz the owner is attentive and engaging when you want the company We brought wine and our own cribbage board but you can buy a bottle I understand and there’s lots of games and books for your enjoyment The views are stunning and the breakfast delish! We’ll be back again and stay longer!

Michelle Cable-Collins

This is a fabulous quaint place to stay that by far beats a traditional hotel My room and breakfast were fantastic!!! If I ever make my way back to St Paul, I will be staying atThe Covington Inn – I won’t settle for less!

Lovely Thao

The experience was unique & wonderful; it felt like we were away from our home without really being away The downtown city scape at night from the boat was gorgeous Liz was a good, accommodating host and cooked a delicious morning breakfast

She was also very communicative and responsive with text Would defintely come back again 🙂

3. LivINN Hotel St. Paul – I-94 – East 3M Area (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Tanners Lake, this down-to-earth hotel surrounded by mature trees is 6 miles from the Science Museum of Minnesota and 7 miles from the Cathedral of Saint Paul.Low-key rooms come with free Wi-Fi, microwaves and TVs; some have lake views. Suites add whirlpool tubs and/or full kitchens.Parking and all-day coffee are complimentary. Other amenities include a casual diner, plus a lakeside sundeck with picnic tables.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 4 min drive to Battle Creek Regional Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 16 times
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Bea Urself

Overall a decent stay The Jacuzzi suite really is what it looks like in the pictures, saddest part being that it’s is right there when you walk in the door so if your partner goes out/comes in while you are enjoying it, you risk being seen by anyone in the hallway Late check out was an option -11am was extended to 1pm for a reasonable $26

85 The location however seemed weird and there is no view from that particular room

4. Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual hotel is 4 miles from the Tamarack Nature Center, and 14 miles from the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.Homey rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers; some have poolside access. Suites add microwaves, and some include fireplaces or whirlpool tubs.Complimentary perks include parking and continental breakfast. There’s a rooftop grill restaurant, which has a bar and a terrace. Other amenities consist of a game room, and an indoor, heated saltwater pool, as well as a hot tub, a sauna and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 8 min drive to Tamarack Nature Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a fireplace” 10 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Mrs. B

We decided to spend our anniversary here as this is where we spent our honeymoon 5 years ago and still love it! The staff are very nice, it’s always clean, pool is nice and is 3-5 feet so not very deep but enough to swim laps or just lounge in The price seems reasonable to us, as we paid $163 for our suite for the night It’s nice to have the roof top restaurant attached!We always get the suites with the hot tub that has a fire place, king bed, stand up shower, and lots of towels

We would highly recommend them and will be going back again

MIsty Alford

We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions The times before were good This time the hotel was wild and quite the party atmosphere

It was so loud outside our rooms until after midnight Definitely do not stay on the ground floor if you are wanting to sleep at any point The other room we had on the second floor wasn’t much better We understand people having a good time but this was outrageous When management was asked about it, he politely replied there wasn’t anything that could be done and the bar stayed open until 2AM This will be our last stay at this facility

Shayne E

We were in town for some concrete pump training and stayed at this facility Nicest Best Western I have ever stayed The owner would personally greet us at dinner to make sure we were enjoying our stay

The restaurant bar inside the hotel was lively and had incredible food Try the prime rib it was delicious! We had a large group and our server, who I believe was Eddie, was very attentive and kept the drinks flowing This is why I can’t remember his name for sure! Great stay

5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott St. Paul Downtown (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in Downtown Saint Paul and off I-94, this relaxed all-suite hotel is less than a mile from both the Science Museum of Minnesota and events at the Xcel Energy Center.Casual studios provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus kitchenettes and sofabeds. Suites add separate living rooms.Amenities include a bar and a terrace, as well as a gym and 2 indoor pools (1 for kids). There’s also a guest laundry. Breakfast and secured parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to Minnesota Children’s Museum and the Landmark Center
  • 8 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Zae&Mommy Glover

Awesome hotel! They have great security You cannot access the use of the elevator or secure parking garage without a key, nor the building itself They do charge you under $20 for parking but it’s worth it

They have breakfast and a decent selection of items The hotel is well kept and the rooms were very clean and nice Was disappointed in the size of the pool They do have a little kids area w/ pool that’s not at all deep with a slide and water spout type contraption The staff were all friendly and helpful Location was okay but I never had a reason to go out and about in the city We were in town visiting family Double check your charges after you check out It might have been a fluke but I had mysterious charge that they did end up refunding me for Jim is one of the managers at this hotel and he was very professional, patient and helpful when resolving this issue I definitely would stay again

Almont Sadie

After having a horrible experience at Best Western Como park, we cancelled our reservations and went here Feeling so let down by our first encounter with such unprofessional staff, this place was a breath of fresh air!! The check in process was perfect The receptionist, Jacky, was so friendly and helpful!! It was beautiful, bright and clean! Location was perfect! They even have a beautiful, little attached patio to enjoy outside

I highly recommend this hotel and our family looks forward to visiting again as this is where we will always stay in the future:)

Ashley Munk

Breakfast was good Fresh and many options Rooms were clean and beds were very comfortable

A little disappointed with the pool and jacuzzi listing as the jacuzzi was the entirety of the whole pool We were expecting more of a hot tub or separate area for jacuzzi Otherwise, it was fine Staff were very friendly and the building was very secure

6. The Outing Lodge

  • Address: 11661 Myeron Rd N, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Phone: (651) 439-9747
  • Ratings: 4.2 (109 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Outing Lodge
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Ivy-clad manor hotel offering, chic rooms & suites, free buffet breakfast & themed dinner parties.

About this hotel

In 300-acre Pine Point Park, this old world, ivy-covered hotel lies surrounded by fields, ponds and paved biking trails.Chic, 19th-century style rooms and suites come with TVs, free WiFi and DVD players. Some suites add Jacuzzis and electric fireplaces.Buffet breakfast and parking are free. Other amenities include a formal dining room offering themed dinner parties (surcharge), and a library featuring wood paneling and a stone fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Pine Point Regional Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Casey Casella

Wonderful staff; amazing food; beautiful venue!The Outing Lodge hosted our engagement photo session and, more importantly, our October 2021 wedding The venue was everything we wanted for a rustic, fall wedding The guests adored the staff

The food was delicious! Sofia worked with us for over 11 months to plan the day The unique things about this venue are the charm of the lodge, the proximity to hiking and biking trails, and the package deal with ceremony, reception, 7 rooms for guests overnight, food and dessert all taken care of by the lodge Thank you to the Outing Lodge staff for the best day!


Very pleasant owners Location wonderful Lodge is old, certainly historical and has it’s charm

It needs serious repair, restoration, including furniture, bathrooms, lighting windows, a/c, beds, fans need rebalance, sunroom door in rm 3 needs to have a whole new door system to close properly etc Give this lodge the TLC it deserves for all the years it served many who lived there

Kristy Deeds

The photos on social media really don’t do justice to how cozy and beautiful this property is Our room was so comfortable and had plenty of amenities We loved the amount of wildlife in the area, the lake and the gardens were gorgeous

Breakfast was wonderful and the laid back atmosphere was perfect We would absolutely stay here again!

7. DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul East (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 13-minute walk from the 3M Center’s Corporate Headquarters, this straightforward business hotel on a leafy side street is 10 miles from Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and 14 miles from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.Relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, along with desks and ergonomic chairs. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas with sofabeds. Some suites have whirlpool tubs.An area shuttle and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a casual restaurant/bar, a fitness room and a 24-hour business center. There’s also an indoor pool and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 4 min walk to Battle Creek Regional Park
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 12 times
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 20 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Cherise Fillinger

Although the hotel was recently remodeled and looked nice there seemed to be some deeper issues The elevators were slow and noisy and didn’t seem to run wellWe had dozens of ants in our room

The ants were in our bathroom as well as on the dresser in the main room The room also did not include a hair dry and a burnt out light bulb in the the bed side table (We did not complain until checkout as we arrived late and were gone all day We noticed the ants when we got back but we leaving early the next morning)When we mentioned the ants and light bulb to the front desk staff at check out they didn’t take note of our room number It was clear they either knew about the ant problem in the hotel or didn’t care they have an ant problem We did not ask for or expect any compensation and were only interested in seeing they cared about the issues This is not a cheap hotel and I expected much better at this price point

Zebulen Dickey

I am a Hilton Honors member and made a reservation at this location for one night being in town for work I had stayed here multiple times before because of its location and I liked the rooms I was asked to show the card I planned on using to pay for the room(the same card I used to make the reservation) and was told that they could not accept it

I explained to the gentleman at the front counter that it was a business card that I use while traveling and have used it at this location before as recently as the week before He said that was irrelevant and he couldn’t do anything to help I was quite furious when I left Especially because it was 1030 at night and I was exhausted I got to my vehicle, cancelled my reservation and made another one at the Hampton Inn 5 minutes down the road and didn’t have any issues paying with the same card that was turned down earlierI don’t ever plan on recommending this location to anyone nor do I plan on staying here againThank you

Kacey Hammer

Rooms and public spaces were clean, which is rare these days Housekeepers said hi when they saw us in the hallways, which is niceFront desk staff wasn’t very friendly and they forgot to fulfill our request a few times

Elevator was very slow the last day When we asked about it, the front desk was obviously irritated that they had to answer about the slow elevatorPool is indoors but well maintained and clean with towels at the ready

8. InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Mississippi River, this modern luxury hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Science Museum of Minnesota and a mile from the Cathedral of Saint Paul.The chic, contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, Keurig coffeemakers and city views. Upgraded rooms add river views and iPod docks. Suites include living areas with pull-out sofas, as well as wet bars or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.There’s an upscale restaurant, a trendy bar and a cafe. Breakfast is offered for a surcharge. Other perks include a gym, a 24-hour business center and meeting space. Parking is available (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Landmark Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small and unclean
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked “Ballroom”, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the city views
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the trendy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Christopher Vacek

Great rooms, comfortable and well appointed We upgraded and had a beautiful view of the Mississippi Daily breakfast was worth it

They have a nice lobby, hallways and parking are very industrial Service was excellent during the day One night I was treated rudely when asking for a corkscrew? Could’ve been 5 stars but the poor night service bothered me I will still go back, well worth another try

Rebecca Helfritz167

I had a wonderful stay I got into the city very early but I had breakfast which was delicious and the staff got me checked when they could I was in town for a friend’s birthday party and everyone was very accommodating

The only downside was that I attempted to print of my boarding pass for the bus and the printer would not work yet I was still charged for the internet use and copies I never actually received

Joe R

Great location on the river with exceptionally friendly staff The river views were very nice but the hotel interior was dark, very tired and in need of updating Other than the desk chair there was no other seating in the room

When I informed the staff that our room had no chair they though it was odd that there was none and told us that they would look into it We never got the chair The hotel parking garage was an adventure The ceilings in the garage were so low that they did not allow vehicles over 5’9″ to enter The lighting in the garage was terrible I felt like we were parking in a cave Next time in the area I think we will try another hotel

9. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute drive from Highways 35E and 94, this modern downtown hotel is 2 blocks from METRO light rail offering Minneapolis access.42-inch TVs with premium channels and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as classic decor and custom-designed beds.There’s a bistro serving all-day casual meals, plus a sports bar with games like skeeball, pinball and ping pong serving wood fired pizzas and craft beers. There’s also a heated indoor pool and fitness center. Other amenities include on-site parking (fee), 12,000 sq ft of event space and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the Landmark Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 47 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • Guests liked the sports bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Caralee Brush

My family and I stopped here on our way through headed home from a week in the boundary waters Everyone was very friendly We booked late at night and showed up even later but the staff was very ready to help

Unfortunately we did not get the two double bed rooms we requested so that everyone could get their own bed but they did say they were full with a wedding and wrestling That being said It would have been really nice to know that it would not be what we requested before we got up to our roomsThat being said the 5 stars reflect the rest of our stay! My room was immaculate, the cookies were warm, the shower was so clean and refreshing, and the bed was incredibly comfortable The next morning we enjoyed a very hot and fresh breakfast on the second floor where Moe was very attentive to our coffee and needs! The coffee was fresh and hot and the bacon perfectly cooked! You could tell the staff are all hard workers!I would stay here again in a heartbeat and would like to personally thank each of the staff members we had the chance to interact with!

Matt Bozovsky

Friendly staff and great breakfast! I stayed for 2 nights in a king room The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable As mentioned in other reviews, the room was a little dated; however, nothing terrible

Parking was nice in the ramp, and the elevator opened right to the hotel lobby You do have to pay for breakfast, but there were a lot of options, and in my opinion, it was worth it I would recommend the hotel! There wasn’t a lot of traffic downtown on the weekend so that was nice as well

Rebecca Bang

First thing, great staff Every staff member we crossed paths with was pleasant and helpful Biggest kudos to Anita that checked us in

Gave info on best places to eat and gave hints on best way to navigate and get around downtown! The hotel is older as others have said and not a ton open as we thought would be Alliance Bank Center hard to get through and not a lot of restaurants open there like we thought, but still walking distance to Xcel Arena and other food options Overall room was clean, good price, restaurant in lobby was open, so overall, 5 stars because to me customer service makes or breaks it and their customer service is top notch

10. Rivertown Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 306 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Phone: (651) 430-2955
  • Ratings: 4.8 (114 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Rivertown Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:30 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Opulent lodging in an 1884 mansion offering gourmet breakfast, free wine & a porch with seating.

About this hotel

This upscale bed-and-breakfast in an 1884 mansion is a half-mile from the Historic Lift Stillwater Bridge and 25 miles from downtown Minneapolis.The 9 ornate, literary-inspired rooms and suites, all with antique furniture and Victorian-style fabrics, offer free WiFi, fireplaces, and private bathrooms with whirlpools tubs; some also have private garden terraces or balconies, and 4-poster beds.Parking is free, as are nightly wine socials. Gourmet breakfast is served in a dining room that has a carved Gothic wall. There’s also a porch with seating that overlooks statue-filled courtyards.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Teddy Bear Park and Washington County Courthouse
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Susie Sooze

My boyfriend and I had the BEST time staying at Rivertown!!!! We stayed in the Browning room and it was absolutely breathtaking! Staff was AMAZING and made us want to move to Stillwater permanently I have NEVER had food so FRESH!!!!! The chef is a freaking GENIUS The entire inn is truly a feast for the eyes!! Staff so friendly and accommodating

We could see the Fourth of July fireworks from the front yard which was so cool!!!

Sarah Idington

Pros: Beautiful buildings Both the main house and carriage house Welcoming greeting from a hostess, delicious breakfasts and kind woman who cooked and served for us

Beautiful roomCons: we weren’t allowed to lock the door to the carriage house where we were staying, owners of establishment are not on site, unimpressed with polyester bedding given the price of the room,

Namrata Dongre

We didn’t stay in this place but we had really bad experience with the person who was taking the reservations I called them and asked for 2 night stay with my two adult kids and we were planning to book 2 separate rooms As soon as the guy picked up the phone and I asked him if we can book 2 rooms, he immediately denied and said as they don’t allow kids to stay in the room

Then I told him that your website says like 2 adult and kid up to 17 years of age can stay in 1 room then he says no we will not allow he was very arrogant and said he will not give us rooms I got little upset and asked Why can’t we stay there, then he said yeah you can stay here if you book 4 rooms for your family, one for me, my husband, my daughter and my son He was so rude because my accent wasn’t American He sensed it with my accent that I am not white American so I can’t stay in that lodge Such a pathetic person to talk This is my first ever experience in America where I was rejected based on my accent I will never recommend this place to any of my friends or Family May be if you are white you gonna definitely enjoy your stayIn Addition to your response I never asked for one room for my family I asked I wanted to book for 2 night from 26, 27 feb for my family The person immediately said we don’t give it to family or with kids I mentioned about the website where they allow one kids up 17 years Then He asked me about my kids age I told him that “you are hesitant to give us room and then I have nothing to say and thats all right” then he said if you want to book 4 rooms then I am ready to give you My Husband and my kids were listening and we all were shocked as I was on speaker My husband also said ” Why should I book 4 rooms for each of us??” If that call is recorded then please listen the conversation I have no reason to lie about it I know my kids are grown up and we always book 2 rooms where ever we go So I know the city code with Air BNB I also felt insulted when I was denied for stay in your property My daughter only found this place and she wanted to stay in Agatha Cristy room, she was very sad the way the person was talking to me

11. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hudson I-94 (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 94 and a 5-minute walk from shops and restaurants, this low-key hotel is 3 miles from Lakefront Park along the St. Croix River and 8 miles from Stoneridge Golf Course.Straightforward rooms offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers, as well as minifridges and microwaves. Suites add living areas with sofabeds; some have whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a modest dining area, a 24-hour gym and coin-operated laundry facilities. Parking and a breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have coffee makers and microwaves
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Lakefront Park
  • Guests mentioned pools 11 times
  • The fitness center has free weights and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Ferrington

We were greeted by a wonderful young gentleman when we arrived Justin made sure our check in process went very smoothly and he was able to help us extend our stay when we decided to stay an extra night Justin was professional, kind, and thorough

In the customer service industry, he is top notch In my opinion he could teach classes in that regardOur only constructive feedback would be that perhaps the breakfast area could offer a few limited gluten free options as well as dairy free for those who require that dietary need

Jean Knutson

Check-in and out was friendly and professional Justin was so professional and very kind Gregg provided a good and well-cooked breakfast

Not always seen at hotel breakfast offerings Nick got us out quickly with a smile Our room was exceptionally clean (and I am brutally OCD) Thank you, Isaiah (heard that was you)! Restaurants close and easy on and off the interstate

12. Water Street Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 101 Water St S, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Phone: (651) 439-6000
  • Ratings: 4.0 (806 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Water Street Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Restored 1890 building featuring Victorian-style rooms, a tin-ceilinged lobby & a riverfront patio.

About this hotel

Overlooking the St. Croix River, this circa-1890 redbrick inn with a tin ceiling in its lobby is a block from the quaint boutiques and galleries along Main Street, and a 3-minute walk from the Northern Vineyards Winery.Victorian-style rooms and suites with period furnishings feature free WiFi, plus posh bathrooms, whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces; some also have 4-poster beds, sitting areas and/or river views.Amenities include free parking, and air-conditioning in public areas. On the ground floor, where a saloon once stood, an Irish pub serves 3 daily meals and Sunday brunch; it also offers live music and a 300-ft riverfront patio.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Stillwater Bridge and Lowell Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Irish pub” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the river views
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Prudence Lahti

Nice, but lacked the details that make a place special We stayed in a street view room during the week, so the price was reasonable Hotel staff were friendly

No lamps next to the bed, so you have to climb out of bed to flip a wall switch Bathroom had a pedestal sink that was pretty and went along with the theme of the room, but there was no space for toiletries when getting ready on the morning Furniture was ornate with lots of grooves that needed dusting, though the room seemed overall clean The location is convenient if you want to be downtown Stillwater, but we would not likely stay here again

Chrissy Gamst

Location and rooftop bar were great, staff were friendly, and the new portion was clean Lots of character in the historic side which was cool Room was large, but needed some work (peeling wallpaper, ect

) and the TV was super tiny I would not stay again for the price charged I would also suggest offering a government and AAA discount

Katie McGuire

The room was nice, very historic with a fire place and bathtub Temperature was hard to cool down but otherwise good Location was great, right on the river and lots of stuff near by

Wasn’t thrilled with Charlie’s restaurant, didn’t have the greatest service and it was very over priced for what it was If we go back we will find another restaurant near by, many places to choose from

13. The Saint Paul Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
  • Phone: (651) 292-9292
  • Ratings: 4.6 (2005 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Saint Paul Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Landmark hotel built in 1910, offering elegant rooms, a classic American grill & a cocktail bar.

About this hotel

Set in a landmark 1910 building, this elegant hotel is 3 blocks from the Mississippi River and 0.7 miles from Union Depot train station.Plush, old-world rooms feature antiques, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Many also have park views and 4-poster beds. Upgraded options add living rooms, dining tables and/or wet bars.The hotel provides free local shuttle service. A laid-back grill serves classic American fare, and there’s a slick bar offering cocktails and afternoon teas. Other amenities include a 24-hour rooftop fitness center, and events facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the Landmark Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “brunch”, mentioned 40 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Veronica Monge

Stay here! The place was amazing The valet were superb! Room service was on point even through this pandemic Elegance, history and ambiance all wrapped into one

The business center is perfect if you need to tend to business while you’re staying here Business center was quiet with desktops and designated area for laptops, had coffee and muffins I would definitely come back

Mary Jo Bartels

Our room was impeccable and bed so comfortable! Very roomy with classic and beautiful furnishings with modern conveniences added So charming was the lobby, live plants and fresh flowers and the valet were dressed in tux tails and top hats Thrilled to stay here! Their bar and restaurant were equally divine

Thanks for a lovely time here!

Eric Palkovich

Extremely convenient and cool locationThe Hotel has a lot of history behind it, but the rooms weren’t worth the price (I do understand the price compared to location, etc) The room was immaculately clean, though

Just not as big as we thought it’d be for what we paidThe staff were fabulous, and extremely friendly They are the primary reason why we’d returnAll in all, a very fun place to visit

14. Afton House Inn, Historic (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Facing Windmill Marina on the St. Croix River, this cozy inn with a clapboard facade is a block from the Afton Historical Museum, and 5 miles from both the Afton Alps ski area and the I-94.The country-chic, individually decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suite bathrooms. Upgraded rooms, some with balconies and river views, add fireplaces, 4-poster beds, seating areas and/or in-room whirlpool tubs.There’s a fine-dining restaurant, an eatery with a terrace, and a snug wine bar that has a fireplace. Seasonal river cruises, massages and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Afton State Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a fireplace” 10 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Susan Seidl

We came for our anniversary Told them about our anniversary and asked for a really nice room with king size bed The room we got was pretty bad

While we were there we got to see another room that was empty, that was twice the size and way way nicer and newer and roomier and fresher and cleaner Pretty disappointing So we got there early and spent time and money in the swirl bar and then we ate at their fine dining restaurant on site and also booked a brunch cruise through them When booking, arriving, and during dinner, we told them it was our anniversary Kind of disappointed that they couldn’t comp is a glass of wine or the dessert or no portion of the bottle of champagne that we bought over dinner I will say that the people working there were all very nice and accommodating The food was delicious as well!


Privacy? Not here, sleep? Not unless everyone else is sleeping! Walls are so thin I could hear EVERY word my upstairs neighbors were saying & they were up til 2 am, I felt like I was part of the conversation When we first arrived there was a domestic going on in the room below us, again I could here every F word used (he also was not happy to be here either, I heard him say that!)

When we made a complaint they said they were aware of it but did nothingThe room itself was okay we had a few good hours while the upstairs neighbors were gone The double jacuzzi was great, the fireplace was nice & I really enjoyed the town Maybe don’t stay in room 7? Definitely will come back to the Afton area Just NOT to the Afton Inn

Tracee Schultz

Took my family to Current at the Afton House Inn for Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Awful! Especially for $35/pp- The “Eggs Benedict” (yes, using quotes because it was definitely NOT Eggs Benedict

) was a piece of toast cut in quarters with super thin Canadian bacon Instead of a poached egg, they had a tiny square of congealed (probably powdered) scrambled egg that was about the size of a cheese cube Really strange! More like Ghetto Benedict!- The buffet was supposed to have salmon They had blue gill instead…how is that on par with salmon?- The pastries and desserts were all yucky low-quality commercially made product…like the kind you get the free breakfast at a Holiday Inn Express I don’t mind commercially made baked goods! Some are exceptional! These were not- Everything on the buffet was always picked over and they took forever to refill the empty pans- Our server was nice enough, but we noted that she never asked how the food was We can see why…she knew better- Did I mention the scrambled eggs on the buffet caught on fire, due to overfilling the sterno cans underneath? Should have been scary, but we all laughed it was just the perfect ending to a bad mealOverall, an extremely lackluster experience and we will not return Dine at your own risk!

15. Lowell Inn – Hotel & Restaurant (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a circa 1927 building in historic downtown Stillwater, this cozy hotel is a 4-minute walk from Lowell Park and 20.6 miles from downtown St. Paul.Refined rooms come with cable TV and WiFi. Some have whimsical, French-style decor, while others are subdued. Upgraded rooms and suites add Jacuzzis or kitchenettes.A chic, 19th-century-style restaurant serves upscale American cuisine. Other amenities include an outdoor patio and event/catering services.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Teddy Bear Park and the Stillwater Bridge
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the chic restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “brunch” 22 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Laura Miller

I had a family dinner in the Garden Room The decor was beautiful and food was amazing! Amy helped me throughout the process and she was so helpful, friendly, and quick to respond! She worked the night of the event and I was glad we knew a member and felt comfortable asking her for anything! We also stayed in room 228 and the room was clean, and quiet! We didn’t here people walking the halls or doors shutting We had breakfast and it was phenomenal! The host was so kind and our server was awesome and attentive! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

john matejcek

We were there for a wedding Everyone was very happy with the venue for the wedding The staff was awesome

They all knew there roles and they executed them very well They have a great outside area for a wedding 💑 The Buffet line for the food went quickly the food was delicious And then there was CAKE, AND CHEESECAKE Yum Yum 😋 All in all it was a wonderful experience Thank You

Stacia Kristo

Stayed in one of the newer rooms, but the room was musty smelling The room didn’t have a coffee machine, microwave or refrigerator For one night, it came out to $300, so i would’ve expected the room to have at least those things

The front desk actually stored some of our food in their fridge, which was nice! We liked our balcony and loved the location of the place! Close to all the action They had pull down shades, but it didn’t really block the light at all, so it was very bright when that morning sun hit our window I was up at 7 because the sun was so bright in our room

16. Lora

  • Address: 402 Main St S, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Phone: (651) 571-3500
  • Ratings: 4.6 (106 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Lora
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Refined, individually designed rooms with free Wi-Fi, along with a restaurant & a cocktail bar.

About this hotel

A minute’s walk from the St. Croix River, this stylish hotel is 7 minutes’ walk from the 1870s Historic Courthouse and 32 miles from Minneapolis–St Paul Airport.Individually designed, elegant rooms feature exposed brick walls and polished furnishings that combine traditional and contemporary decor. All come with free Wi-Fi and minifridges. Room service is also offered.Breakfast is available at an extra charge. Other amenities include a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a coffee shop.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Teddy Bear Park and the Stillwater Bridge
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Christina Zajic

I had an absolutely LOVELY two nights at Lora this week The staff was so kind and greeted me every time I popped in and out of my room The hotel is built into the side of the rock

The rooms are super cool – reminded me of The Hewing in Minneapolis Gorgeous shower and bathroom in general Aveda products (thank you!!) They have a great patio on main street and neighbor businesses include a coffee shop and restaurant They valet for $30/night (I stayed 2 week nights) but instead, I parked across the street in a pay lot for $20 for 2 days ($5 per 12 hours) You can’t pay with an app so I had to physically go to the surface lot 4 times But back to the Lora, I HIGHLY recommend!

Mike Langhoff

Superior service Excellent room Beautiful view

We stayed in a Premium King room, on the 3rd floor with a view of main street/the riverI’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels for work, tour & leisure, and this was my single best hotel experience ever(Make sure you reserve parking ahead of time – but even with that, the front desk staff ‘rearranged’ the valet lot to accommodate our car (a wedding group had commandeered the majority of the valet lot))Lora staff even brought a dining table up so my girlfriend and I could have dinner in our room (I provided my own dinnerware, candles & wine service, but Lora does do a package similar to this as an add on) I ordered ‘to go’ food from the Feller restaurant – which was also outstandingIt was a perfect weekend in a beautiful city

Ellen Dyer

I got married in Stillwater in early January We had our cocktail hour and dinner in the restaurant below (20 guests) They have a cute private dining room that fit our group perfectly

Lora did everything to make my wedding a perfect day The pastry chef created an amazing cake for us that really was a work of art The whole staff was accommodating and approachable We would highly recommend this venue if you wanted to have a small wedding Rooms were so cute and the beds were easily the most comfortable I was able to sleep the night before my wedding Everything about our stay made us feel like we were at home Thanks so much Lora!

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